"The preservers of our history are as heroic as those who make it."—Pat Neff, Texas Governor, 1921–1925
In the old Saturday matinée Westerns, you always knew who the hero was. He wore a white Stetson, followed the Code of the West, and had a powerful moral compass. His selfless dedication to the public good brought new order and prosperity that lingered long after he rode away into the sunset. Modern heroes may not wear iconic garb or ride a valiant steed, but their contributions have the same effect. Today’s heroes can still be identified by a generous spirit and a commitment to the greater good.
In keeping with the spirit of the old west hero, the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission formed a special group of philanthropists — the Texas Heroes — who provide financial support to help preserve the rich and colorful history of our state, educate Texans about our shared heritage, and celebrate the real people helping real places tell the real stories of Texas.
Your gift will support THC preservation and education efforts such as the restoration of the Fulton Mansion, the THC Diversity Internship program, and the Texas in the Cold War Oral History program.
Join the Texas Heroes at one of the following levels to make an impact: